Sports

Mar 24 '16 13:56

Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff died at the age of 68 on Thursday. He passed away peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family, the Cruyff foundation announced.

Mar 23 '16 11:18

Football stadiums are "relatively" safe and the terrorist attacks in Brussels will have no direct consequences for football matches, according to Will van Rhee, security expert at FIFA.

Mar 21 '16 11:35

Dutch football association KNVB and sponsor Nike unveiled the new home and away football kits for the Netherlands' national team on Monday. The kits in orange and blue "reflect traditional Dutch values such as courage, leadership and loyalty", according to the KNVB.

Mar 18 '16 13:24

A number of Dutch ministers expressed their disgust at the behavior of a group of PSV fans in Madrid, Spain. Prime Minister Mark Rutte did so in person to his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in Brussels, where the two are attending a EU summit on an asylum agreement with Turkey.

Football
Mar 17 '16 15:00

Amateur clubs Sparta'18 and Oranja Zwart are suspended from playing until further notice after a massive brawl following heir match on Sunday. Dutch football association KNVB's disciplinary committee decided that the clubs from Sevenum and Helmond will not play while the investigation is ongoing

Mar 17 '16 12:24

The National Ombudsman is investigating the mass arrest of Feyenoord fans surrounding a match between the club and Roda JC on February 21st. A total of 326 Feyenoord supporters were arrested while demonstrating at De Kuip against their club's management policy.

Mar 16 '16 12:07

A group of PSV supporters caused a commotion in the Spanish capital of Madrid on Tuesday by throwing money at a number of female beggars and cheering as the women scrambled for the coins.

Football
Mar 15 '16 07:36

The number of violent incidents in amateur football is increasing in the larger cities, according to Dutch football association KNVB. The declining trend of the past years may very well be broken this season, spokesperson Hans van Kastel said

Mar 14 '16 13:30

Dutch team Super Quadcopter Gang came in 4th place at the World Drone Prix in Dubai, the first major drone tournament in the world. And with that they won a prize of 25 thousand dollars.

Mar 11 '16 09:10

Super Quadcopter Gang, the Dutch team competing in the first ever major drone tournament - the World Drone Prix in Dubai - is through to the final round. A massive one million dollars in prizes is up for grabs, with the winner getting $250 thousand.

Mar 10 '16 11:00

A missed goal in the last minute of the match against Sweden on Wednesday, means that the Oranje women will not be going through to play in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Mar 9 '16 13:30

Almost five years after his last official football match, Edwin van der Sar is taking up his goalkeeper gloves once more. The former Oranje player agreed to play for his old amateur club VV Noordwijk

Mar 8 '16 10:44

Feyenoord player Eljero Elia was detained by the police on Monday on suspicion that he was involved in a brawl in Rotterdam, his lawyer Jan Kabalt confirmed

Mar 7 '16 10:30

A football match in the C league between VVOG from Hardewijk and Harkemase Boys from Harkema, Friesland was called to a halt after racist noises came from the audience. Audience members made jungle noises and monkey sounds at VVOG player Pernelly Biya.

Mar 3 '16 13:20

German public broadcaster ARD discovered suspicious gambling at betting shops in southern Germany that may indicate match fixing in two football games, one in the Netherlands and one in Belgium

Mar 3 '16 10:16

Despite the resignation of almost all its managers and the announcement of a new operational model, the KNVB thinks FC Twente may still lose its license following damming report on the football club's financial management by Ben Kuppe.

Football
Mar 3 '16 09:51

The 32 Dutch municipalities that have professional football clubs spent at least 240 million euros over the past decade to support these clubs, according to a study done by Nieuwsuur. This involves loans, standing guarantee for loans, subsidies and stadium purchases, among other things.

Mar 3 '16 09:30

And thus the fairy tale ends. VVSB will not be going through the the final of the KNVB Cup. The amateur football club lost 3-0 against FC Utrecht on Wednesday night.

Mar 2 '16 09:16

The KNVB is ordering FC Twente managers who were directly or indirectly involved with financial abuses at the football club to resign. The club should also revert to a proper business model and get their finances in order, according to the recommendations of independent investigator Ben Knuppe.

Mar 1 '16 16:20

Amateur football club VVSB's sensational win against FC Den Bosch last month, has their fans ready and excited for the semi-finals on Wednesday. Some 21 thousand SVB supporters are getting on the bus in their home town of Noordwijkerhout on Wednesday to travel travel to Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht. Among them are Kes and Ellen van Zelst, who came all the way from America to witness the event

Mar 1 '16 15:50

Former Ajax player Evander Sno is appearing in the Amsterdam court this week on charges of aggravated assault and attempted murder. He claims the charges are "exaggerated". "I had to defend myself", Sno said to Dutch newspaper AD.

Feb 28 '16 10:27

A surgical procedure to mend the broken leg of Princess Alexia went well, the press office of the Dutch royal family announced late Saturday night. The princess is likely to remain hospitalized for the next few days after injuring herself in a skiing accident while on holiday in Lech, Austria.

Feb 24 '16 14:45

PSV Eindhoven fans decided to keep the Atletico Madrid team awake in the early hours of Wednesday morning by setting off fireworks next to their hotel. The two football teams are playing against each other on Wednesday evening.

Feb 23 '16 07:56

Football lawyer Frank van Ardenne is advising the 326 Feyenoord supporters arrested before the match against Roda JC in Rotterdam on Sunday, not to pay the fines imposed on them. "He who pays the fine pleads guilty and gets a criminal record", the lawyer said

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